FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Clark Hulings’ Archives Unveiled to the Public, Honoring the Legacy of the Renowned American Artist
Extensive array of paintings, drawings, ephemera, historical insights, and resources showcases the breadth and depth of Hulings’ captivating artwork and influence.
SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO – September 15, 2016 – Revered for capturing the essence of ancestral homelands. Championed for technical brilliance. Respected for his profound impact on American art since the 1970’s. This is Clark Hulings (1922-2011): award-winning realist painter. For the first time, The Hulings Estate is making available its extensive catalogue, documentation and information about the artist’s art and career, for the benefit of his collectors, dealers, curators and legions of fans.
Hulings was a global artist who captured the heart and soul of everyday people and their lives, from the Grand Canyon to Oaxacan villages, to Parisian traffic circles. Among his signature subjects are complex architectural scenes and vibrant outdoor markets boasting their arrays of colors, surfaces, and shapes. His affection for donkeys became a trademark, with the animal’s quiet demeanor of loyalty and toughness serving as a metaphor for human patience and perseverance.
Hulings’ wife, Mary, and daughter, Elizabeth, have dedicated countless hours to organizing the artist’s material, ranging from sales records and provenance, to personal journals and letters, to images of the artist and his works in context, to historical data and ephemera. Now they are sharing this treasure trove of information through a robust new online platform, and offering direct support in licensing, authentication, appraisals, and sales advisory services.
“We want to make it as easy as possible for people to secure our help,” says Elizabeth. “If you need to do something with a Hulings painting, why not tap our extensive knowledge—all the research, the materials we have at our disposal? Our team has spent 40 years researching, caring for and selling Clark Hulings’ work. We’re in the best position to assist you.”
The enhanced, vibrant Clark Hulings website takes viewers on a journey of Hulings as an artist and a man of his time; why he painted the works he did; and why his paintings mattered. It is a valuable resource for anyone who wants to learn about, acquire, or do something with a work by Clark Hulings. The site showcases pieces from throughout his 60-year career, one can register to receive information about original work, and there’s a store with giclées, prints, and catalogues for those who are not in the market for an original, but would like to own a Hulings in some form.
In addition, Elizabeth will create a new post every week featuring a different painting, with information that hasn’t been published on the web before. These posts will include Clark Hulings’ writings—what he had to say about various paintings—and she will add her own history to it. And sometimes, the blog will work the other way. It will be an image of something that she wants to learn more about. “The Clark Hulings site is also a resource for me,” said Elizabeth. “I hope that people will share information with me, too, so I can continue to expand the archive.”
With the unveiling of Clark Hulings’ archives, his wife and daughter honor his legacy and continue to solidify his position in the canon of American artists. “It is my responsibility to do everything I can to ensure that my father is recognized long-term as a master American painter. I’m pursuing museum retrospectives, actively participating in the marketplace, and serving as a resource to collectors, dealers, aficionados and people who inherited a painting from Aunt Sally that they did not even know she had, and do not know what to do with,” said Elizabeth. “We’ll help them figure it out.”
For more information, visit http://clarkhulings.com.